1910 Hudson

  • Owner: Jan Kendrick (on loan)
  • Manufacturer: Hudson Motor Car Company (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Bodystyle: Touring
  • Number produced: 3000
  • Engine: Four-cylinder
  • Horsepower: 22.5
  • Additional info: One of only seven of these cars still known to exist, this Hudson has a unique and fascinating connection to Mt. Desert Island. The Hudson Motor Car Company began operations in 1909 with Roscoe B. Jackson at the helm as its General Manager, one of the five men at the core of its early leadership, and later President of the Company. During his time as President, Jackson began taking respites on Mt. Desert Island. Both he and Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford and a summer resident of MDI, befriended Clarence C. Little, a Harvard-trained geneticist who had served as President at the University of Maine, as well as the University of Michigan (Jackson’s Alma Mater.)  In 1929, it was with Jackson’s and Ford’s financial support that Clarence Little was able to found a genetics research facility in Bar Harbor. When Jackson died suddenly on a trip to Europe in March of that year, Little and his board decided to name the research unit in Jackson’s honor, the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory.